Shoes

Nike just released its first shoe with an all-foam bottom

Nike just announced their first shoe with an all-foam sole powered by a new foam technology called React. The shoe is called the Nike Epic React Flyknit and is a running shoe, which will release on F

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester,

Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds

It’s been a fascinating couple of years for high tech sneaker heads, between self-lacing Nikes and Adidas’ experiments with 3D printed midsoles and biodegradable yarn. Asics isn’t generally utte

Allbirds plans to expand to new materials with $17.5 million in fresh funds

You can’t walk outside your door in San Francisco these days without seeing some tech worker or VC wearing a pair of Allbirds. The eco-friendly wool shoes have taken over the tech world since th

Rothy’s, whose ballet flats are all over Facebook and Pinterest, has raised $7 million in funding

You've likely seen them plastered across your social media accounts, if not on someone's feet in San Francisco, where the company is based: attractive women's flats in bright red with black soles, or

Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label ‘The Fix’

Amazon is again expanding its presence in the fashion industry with this week’s launch of yet another private label brand, The Fix. The new label for Prime members is aimed at women and features

Here’s why you’ll buy your next shoe on Instagram

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 three startups took the stage to talk shoes with TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino. Josh Luber of StockX, John McPheters of Stadium Goods and Ryan Baben

Smart running shoes won’t make you faster, but they could help you avoid getting hurt

Altra’s Torin IQ were inevitable. Sensors integrated into articles of clothing have long been acknowledged to be the next step in wearable tech, and the Utah-based footwear maker just happened to be

Adidas’ latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight

Adidas unveiled their latest 3D-printed shoe last night, the Futurecraft 4D. The shoe is a huge improvement on their last 3D-printed runners, which were more of a concept than an actual product. The

Pizza-ordering Pie Tops sneakers are as good a reason as any to question your existence

Pie Tops are not the future of sneakers. They’re not some cool prototype like the HyperAdapt that point to a shoe company finally realizing a long sought-after feature. They’re a good gimmick from

Allbirds raises $7.25 million, unveils new shoe colors

If you’ve walked around San Francisco, you’ve probably seen them. An eco-friendly and comfortable wool shoe, Allbirds has already developed a cult following in the tech world. Venture capitalists,

True Fit raises $25 million to find you comfortable shoes

If the shoe fits, keep it! That’s the goal of True Fit, which helps shoe and apparel businesses cut down on e-commerce returns.

How to grab attention in short bursts with Beme’s Casey Neistat

YouTube star and Beme co-founder Casey Neistat jaunted on stage slightly late and sporting neon yellow shoes at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC this morning to talk about his app and what it’s like shari

I tried out Nike’s self-tying shoes, the HyperAdapt 1.0

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days with the folks at Nike, who were showing off a whole bunch of new and upcoming products at their Innovation for Everybody event. The big attention

Russia’s Ozon.ru Is Selling Its Zappos Clone Sapato.ru To KupiVIP

Some downsizing underway for Ozon.ru, the e-commerce portal commonly referred to as the Amazon of Russia. The company is selling Sapato.ru — the “Zappos of Russia” that it acquired

Amazon Quietly Acquired Shoefitr To Improve How It Sells Footwear Online

It looks like Amazon has made another acquisition under the radar, this time to boost online sales in fashion. The company has purchased Shoefitr, a startup based in Pittsburgh that has developed 3D t

Rue La La’s Founder Returns With M.Gemi, Direct-To-Consumer Italian Footwear

Serial entrepreneur and the former founder and CEO of the members-only shopping site Rue La La, Ben Fischman, is back today with a new startup in the e-commerce space. Called M.Gemi and backed by $14

Ecomm Newcomer Greats Is Building A Brand On Sweet, Affordable Sneakers

Someone should probably go make a Wikipedia page for the "Warby Parker model," since it has rapidly become the go-to business strategy for online retail startups.

Raleigh-Based Team Aims To Make Shoes That Will Last You For LYF

Aly and Beth Khalifa have a vision: to "establish the new cutting edge of sustainability." They're doing it by creating products that can be easily broken down, repaired, or recycled and they're start

JustFab Raises Another $40M Led By Hong Kong’s Shining Capital To Take Its Fashion Subscription Commerce Model To Asia And Beyond

Hot on the heels of its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/08/21/one-size-fits-all-justfab-merges-with-shoedazzle-in-fashion-commerce-consolidation/">merger with rival ShoeDazzle</a> (yes, pun
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